Two children die after being found in truck pulled from Arkansas pond

Jonathan Welborn and Brittany Hairston - Saline Co. SO

PARON, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas police say a 2-year-old girl and a 6-month-old boy have died after being found in a truck in a Saline County pond.

The Saline County Sheriff's Office says deputies were responding to a call at about 10 p.m. Wednesday in Paron about a missing pickup truck with two children inside. While en route, deputies were told by dispatchers that the truck was in a pond near the address.

Police say the children were located and treated, but they later died. It wasn't immediately known how the children died. Saline County authorities say Jonathan Daniel Welborn, 30, and Brittany Nichole Hairston, 26, of Benton have been taken into custody for endangering the welfare of a minor.

Paron is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Little Rock.

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